Friday, January 22, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Jan. 17, 2016

Berkeley Lab “In the News” is our weekly review of Lab researchers, staff, and students who have appeared in the news media this past week. This is but a sampling of our coverage. Please note that some links may expire after time. 

A Jan. 22 Contra Costa Times story noted the appointment of new lab director Michael Witherell. The San Francisco Business Times, ExecutiveGov and others also noted his arrival.

A Jan. 22 PV-Magazine story highlighted a new report on low-priced PV systems. The report, which first appeared in a lab news release, was led by Ryan Wiser and several others from the Energy Technologies Area. SmartGrid News, PV-Tech, PennEnergy and SolarServer were some of the other outlets covering the report’s release.

A Jan. 22 Daily Cal story, based on a lab news release, looked at research led by Graham Fleming into the light-harvesting properties of plants.

A Jan. 22 UPI News story highlighted work led by Omar Yaghi on a new ability to weave together nanomaterials. The Christian Science Monitor and Sci-News also covered his work, which was based on a lab news release.

A Jan. 22 CleanTechnica story looked at the increased value of homes outfitted with solar panels and cited a report led by Ben Hoen.

A Jan. 21 feature highlighted a new sky “tour” of galaxies and quoted David Schlegel. also covered the survey, which originated from a lab news release.

The January/February issue of Mother Jones magazine quotes Jeff Greenblatt on autonomous vehicles. A Scientific American article also quoted Greenblatt on how driverless cars may slow pollution.

A Jan. 21 story in UK’s The Independent featured research led by Dáithí Stone showing a link between humans and climate change, work highlighted in a lab news release. R&D magazine, GizMag, and EuraAsia review were some of the others to cover his research.